Respected Fox News host Chris Wallace has gone rogue.
During a wide-ranging interview with the AP, Wallace bemoaned the shrill, reality-show style adopted by so many of his cohorts.
“It bothers me,” Wallace said in an interview. “If they want to say they like Trump, or that they’re upset with the Democrats, that’s fine. That’s opinion. That’s what they do for a living.
Wallace does have an issue, however, with the pundits’ insistence on deriding the media. President Trump often attacks “fake news,” but it’s unbecoming for journalists to do the same.
“I don’t like them bashing the media, because oftentimes what they’re bashing is stuff that we on the news side are doing. I don’t think they recognize that they have a role at Fox News and we have a role at Fox News. I don’t know what’s in their head. I just think it’s bad form.”
He didn’t mention any names, but it’s obvious who he was referring to. Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson have both made a name for themselves by being loud and brash. Both of their shows seem to prioritize salacious details over actual news.
“When you’ve been covering the White House since 1980, you get a little bit jaded,” Wallace said. “I’ve seen it all. Now I feel like a cub reporter, because I’ve never seen anything like this.”
The political climate is wild; it’s taking people a long time to adjust to President Trump. He doesn’t follow the typical Washington playbook.
(Source: Associated Press)